Sometimes, a blogger reveals something personal that totally changes her readers' perception. Here goes...my favorite film of all time is The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. I've seen it as many times as my husband has seen The Godfather (Part 1, of course). and I know all the songs by heart.
I tell you this because some days, no matter how well I'm feeling, I'm just off. Yesterday was one of those days. I've been waiting a week for a new prescription for my eyeglasses and I've been having a low-grade headache for the last few days. Also, I can't read as much as I usually do because I have blended lenses and needed a fairly strong change to the reading part of the glasses. So I couldn't work on my manuscript.
I was recovering from all the emotion of Saturday night with my mother. I spent the morning at the optometrist, then went to the library and checked out five black-and-white photography books for me and five books on watercolors for my husband. I had lunch, read for awhile, and took a brief nap. And I still didn't feel energized.
Ordinarily I would have taken a walk but I was too tired. So after dinner, I decided to do yet one more thing that I know makes me happy: I watched The Sound of Music for the 100th time (I'm just guessing). The music by Rogers and Hammerstein is sublime. Robert Wise did a wonderful job of direction.
I can't tell you how much I love Julie Andrews. She's one of my favorite actresses of all time. Christopher Plummer is perfect as Captain Van Trapp. The scenery is spectacular. And it's a feel-good story.
While I've since learned that the film isn't very accurate, and the link I'm providing tells a more accurate story, unlike Joan Gearin who's written the "real story" for the National Archives, whenever I feel sad, I sing My Favorite Things. I get tears in my eyes when I sing Edelweiss. And when I feel at all self-doubting, I sing I Have Confidence in Me.
So, since I've shared my deepest secret about my favorite cornball film, my question is: What's yours (favorite cornball film, that is)?